Category Archives: Beverages & Cocktails

Gin is It! (3 Gin Cocktails)

My darlings! I have been neglecting my blog. There are many reasons why, which are too many to go through right now, but please know that although I haven’t written as of late, I have many delightful dishes to share … Continue reading

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Ramp-O-Rama: Ramp Gibson

I asked you, gentle readers, for ideas on what to do with the rest of my pickled ramps, and you gave them to me (thank you!). One of the suggestions–and how the hell did it never occur to me to … Continue reading

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#TheMorningAfter Bloody Marys

Hello, fellow Mad Men fans! Still recovering from last night’s finale? Well, here is a restorative libation to ease you into your Monday morning. I made two versions from two different cookbooks. Pick whichever suits your liking! The first is … Continue reading

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The Classic Old-Fashioned

Holy shit, that’s delicious! I said out-loud to absolutely no one when I had the first sip of this Classic Old-Fashioned. Here’s the skinny: 1 rough-cut brown sugar cube*** 2 dashes aromatic bitters 2 ounces rye whiskey 1 thickly cut … Continue reading

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The Ann-Margret Cocktail

Happy birthday to the sexy, sensational, actress-singer-dancer and all-around diva, Ms. Ann-Margret! I’ve had the biggest girl crush on Ann-Margret ever since I saw Bye Bye Birdie for the first time as a small kid. I wanted to be Ann-Margret. … Continue reading

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The Bawlmertini

In Baltimore (or as they say it down here, Bawlmer, hon!)  there are 3 men who are revered more than any others: Cal Ripken, Jr., Johnny Unitas, and John Waters. Out of those 3 I think you can discern which … Continue reading

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How We Partied like Mad Men for the End of Mad Men

FINALLY! After weeks of teasing yinz guys, I finally threw my Mad Men Party featuring recipes from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin in honor of the end of the show. My shindig was just … Continue reading

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Irish Cheer (One Day Late)

Well, on St. Patrick’s Day I posted the recipe for the drink that I was going to make that night, the Irish Cheer:Which I did, as promised, make on Tuesday night. But I was tired, so I didn’t post it … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Seems like a lot of people plan on celebrating tonight, at least based on the number of folks who have checked out my recipe for Corned Beef & Cabbage in the past week or so. I will be celebrating tonight … Continue reading

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A Happy Holiday Idea: Hot Dr. Pepper (1965)

Earlier this month I featured this 1965 Dr. Pepper advertisement on the Facebook page. It garnered a lot of attention; there were a lot of ‘likes’ and a lot of varying opinions about whether Hot Dr. Pepper was delicious or disgusting. … Continue reading

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